P.L. 111-260, The Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act (3 comments ↓ | 8 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 3304 would increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications.

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(logged-in user) June 9, 2010, 1:21am (report abuse)

I STRONGLY support this bill because FCC currently do not have authority over the internet. This new bill will give FCC authority over internet, making sure that online video should be closed captioning available for people with disabilities and that internet should provide them the best communication access.


October 6, 2010, 10:16pm (report abuse)

Yes, I'm deaf, I'm fully appreciate about closed-captioned, I pleased with Hulu for providing closed-captioning for some TV shows and few movies. But I am against this bill, I hope Obama should veto this bill-- because what if Obama would be signing so deaf and hard-of-hearing would had been go to Hulu, NBC or CBS with stupid ads video without captioning so ads would a receive money from deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. We disliked video ads on the TV and internet like CBS, NBC and Hulu.

What if Obama vetoes so advertisements would be lose millions or billions of revenue what if Hulu doesn't have captioning for all TV shows, just some. Our Gov't should be making

decisions up to them if captions or not. I respect them anyways.

Not only about ads, about terribly reality show like "Biggest Loser", "American Idol"

and "Dancing with the Stars" should be not captioned, because these are mindless reality shows.

David N MO

October 18, 2010, 8:12pm (report abuse)

I strongly disagree with this bill because I wouldn't give this administration the keys to my car much less more control of my communications.

I'm even more curious about the "other purposes"... Most bills of this congress are masking more nefarious items.

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